On Thursday I noticed that there was a 5K in Lake Los Angeles and that they were offering free entries to kids under 18 years of age. I ran copies of their flyer and handed it out to my kids hoping some would race it. Of course since some of my team might go, I had to go. As it turned out, nobody from my team made it. I sat in my car until 15 minutes before race time debating whether to run it or not, after all I’m a little sore from Thursdays fast finish long run. I saw that there were very few runners, so I thought as long as I was out there I might as well make a tempo workout out of it.
The only competition looked like a guy named John from Rosamond……
John took off from the start and I did not try to stay with him. I eased into a 2:2 breathing pattern and headed down the road – in 2nd place That is where I stayed – finishing in 23:37. My heart and lungs ran it like a race, but my legs did not have anything. Alan Brown was 3rd about 1 1/2 minutes behind me. The course was not a fast course – about half of it was cross country and the other half was into a headwind….
I also ran about 1/2 miles to warm up and 1 1/2 to cool down…
I came home with a rather large trophy
Oh btw… I restarted running in my orthotics – until Thursday. They gave me blisters. 1 on the top (?) of my left foot and 1 on the inner heel of the right….